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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705229/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Anusha Battineni, Rohit Gummi, Naresh Mullaguri, Raghav Govindarajan
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive death of the upper and lower motor neurons in the central nervous system. Patients with this disease die mostly as a result of respiratory failure; however, owing to prolonged survival through assisted ventilation, cardiovascular causes are increasingly responsible for mortality. We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of type 2 Brugada syndrome causing ventricular tachyarrhythmia and cardiac arrest in a patient with upper limb onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699943/dosing-accuracy-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Janice Schwartz, Steve Merrill, Noelle de Leon, Ashley Thompson, Margaret Fang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly used to prevent or treat thromboembolism. We conducted a study to compare how well initial DOAC prescribing for adult inpatients adhered to dosing recommendations approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Single academic medical center, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. PATIENTS: 508 adult inpatients...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690220/-investigation-and-analysis-for-current-situation-and-pathogenesis-relevant-to-pulmonary-hypertension
#3
Si Lei, Doudou Tang, Nianru Xu, Shangjie Wu
To investigate the demographic characteristics and the causes for pulmonary hypertension (PH) in adult patients.
 Methods: A total of 2 508 adult patients diagnosed as PH, who came from the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2010 to December 2014, were retrospectively investigated. All subjects underwent the clinical diagnosis, or the echocardiographic diagnosis, or thetraditional hemodynamic criteria by right heart catheterization (RHC). The patient's data including hospital numbers, gender, ages, primary diseases, etc, are collected and analyzed...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689399/sphingomonas-paucimobilis-a-rare-infectious-agent-found-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Tuncer Göker, Rahile Zülal Aşık, Muhammet Bahadır Yılmaz, İlhami Çelik, Ayhan Tekiner
Sphingomonas paucimobilis (S. paucimobilis) is a gram negative bacillus. It has existed in soil, drinking water and plants. It has been isolated from distilled water tanks, respirators, and hemodialysis devices at the hospital setting. Patients with chronic disorders or immune suppression may be susceptible to infections with it. This microorganism has also been reported to infect healthy persons. Both nosocomial and community-acquired infections have been reported. So far, a variety of infections have been reported, including sepsis, septic pulmonary embolism, septic arthritis, peritonitis, and endophthalmitis...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682884/microarray-expression-profile-of-circular-rnas-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Ran Miao, Ying Wang, Jun Wan, Dong Leng, Juanni Gong, Jifeng Li, Yan Liang, Zhenguo Zhai, Yuanhua Yang
BACKGROUND: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare but debilitating and life-threatening complication of acute pulmonary embolism. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), presenting as covalently closed continuous loops, are RNA molecules with covalently joined 3'- and 5'-ends formed by back-splicing events. circRNAs may be significant biological molecules to understand disease mechanisms and to identify biomarkers for disease diagnosis and therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential roles of circRNAs in CTEPH...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680585/pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-in-the-setting-of-a-mediastinal-venous-malformation-with-a-congenitally-absent-left-subclavian-vein
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Vickram Tejwani, Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, Marcelo P Gomes, Abraham Levitin, James M Luethke, Christopher J Morin, Nicholas G Smedira, Gustavo A Heresi, Wayne F Yakes
Venous malformations have static venous lakes that predispose to spontaneous venous thrombosis within the malformation due to its low-flow static state. Thrombi of varying sizes can then embolize continually into the pulmonary arterial circulation, and occlude and narrow elastic pulmonary arteries causing chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is potentially curative in CTEPH, but has not been previously reported in the setting of mediastinal and chest wall venous malformations...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658104/thrombotic-complications-and-tip-position-of-transjugular-chronic-dialysis-catheter-scheduled-into-superior-vena-cava-findings-on-hr-mrcp-and-hr-t2wi
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Whenzheng Li, Fang Li, He Wang, Xueying Long, Obin Ghimire, Yigang Pei, Xiangcheng Xiao, Jianping Ning
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related thrombotic complications(TCs) can occur during the long term use of a chronic dialysis catheter (CDC), including fibrin sheath (FS), mural thrombosis (MT), venous thrombosis (VT), and intraluminal clots (IC), which has not been reported with MRI. The aim of our study was to evaluate the determination of catheter tip position (TP) and resolution of TCs in patients with transjugular CDC scheduled into the superior vena cava using high resolution magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (HR-MRCP) and T2-weighted imaging (HR-T2WI)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642793/repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-thrombosed-infrarenal-component-a-modified-hybrid-technique-without-aortic-cross-clamping
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Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Khaled J Zaza, Muhammad Anees Sharif, Samer Koussayer
The authors report the successful repair of a Crawford type III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) with a thrombosed infrarenal component using a modified hybrid technique without aortic clamping in a high-risk patient. A 64-year-old male with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with acute on chronic backache and bilateral short distance claudication. A computerized tomography scan demonstrated a large, nonleaking Crawford type III TAAA with thrombosed infrarenal component of the aneurysm...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641836/late-outcomes-of-pulmonary-embolism-the-post-pe-syndrome
#9
Akhilesh K Sista, Frederikus A Klok
The post-Pulmonary Embolism (post-PE) syndrome is being increasingly recognized as a long-term consequence of PE. Its most severe manifestation, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), affects a small proportion of PE survivors. However, many more with less severe post-PE syndrome have reduced quality of life and functional capacity. The pathophysiology is incompletely understood, but involves unresolved pulmonary artery thrombi, right ventricular damage, and abnormal gas exchange. Treatment has only been established for CTEPH, and further studies are required to determine how less severe forms of the post-PE syndrome should be treated and if preventive strategies can reduce its incidence...
June 16, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628189/-a-statement-the-polish-cardiac-society-working-group-on-pulmonary-circulation-on-screening-for-cteph-patients-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Michał Ciurzyński, Marcin Kurzyna, Grzegorz Kopeć, Piotr Błaszczak, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Karol Kamiński, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Ewa Mroczek, Andrzej Biederman, Piotr Pruszczyk, Adam Torbicki
Both pharmacological and invasive treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is now available in Poland and the awareness of the disease among physicians is growing. Thus, the Polish Cardiac Society's Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation in cooperation with independent experts in this field, have launched the statement on algorithm to guide a CTEPH diagnosis in patients with previous acute pulmonary embolism (APE). In Poland, every year this disease affects about 250 patients. CTEPH should be suspected in individuals after APE with dyspnea, despite at least 3 months period of effective anticoagulation, particularly when specified risk factors are present...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624155/current-understanding-of-the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Smriti Sharma, Irene M Lang
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a unique form of pulmonary hypertension arising from fibrotic obliteration of major pulmonary arteries. Pro-thrombotic states, large clot burden and impaired dissolution are believed to contribute to the occurrence and progression of thrombosis after an acute pulmonary embolic event. Recent data utilizing several models have facilitated the understanding of clot resolution. This review summarizes current knowledge on pathophysiological mechanisms of major vessel occlusion in CTEPH...
June 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621512/endovascular-redo-aortic-surgery
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Jacob Budtz-Lilly, Kiattisak Hongku, Björn Sonesson, Nuno Dias, Tim Resch
Endovascular redo aortic operations are a challenging undertaking. Techniques for treatment date almost as far back as the original open repair itself. Risk factors for failure following aortic repair include larger AAA necks, severe neck angulation, as well as clinical variables such as age, family history, obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The armamentarium of endovascular treatments is vast and increasing. Aside from provisional embolization of endoleaks or deferment to open repair conversion, attention should be directed toward obtaining adequate proximal and distal sealing...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620429/novel-approaches-to-ultrasonography-of-the-lung-and-pleural-space-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Daniel Lichtenstein
This review article is an update of what should be known for practicing basic lung ultrasound in the critically ill (LUCI) and is also of interest for less critical disciplines (e.g. pulmonology). It pinpoints on the necessity of a professional machine (not necessarily a sophisticated one) and probe. It lists the 10 main signs of LUCI and some of the main protocols made possible using LUCI: the BLUE protocol for a respiratory failure, the FALLS protocol for a circulatory failure, the SESAME protocol for a cardiac arrest and the investigation of a ventilated acute respiratory distress syndrome patient, etc...
June 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618892/cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-and-the-risk-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
#14
O Ahlehoff, J J Wu, J Raunsø, S L Kristensen, U Khalid, K Kofoed, G Gislason
Background Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major public health concern. Lupus erythematosus (LE) is a chronic autoimmune disease ranging from localized cutaneous disease (CLE) to systemic involvement (SLE). Patients with SLE have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but little is known about the CLE-related risk of VTE. Methods To evaluate the risk of VTE in patients with SLE and CLE as compared to the general population, a retrospective cohort study was conducted. Incidence rates and hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) from multivariable Cox regression models were used to evaluate and compare the risk of VTE...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615140/imaging-features-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#15
REVIEW
I G Murphy, E L Mitchell, L Raso-Barnett, A L Godfrey, E M Godfrey
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a heterogeneous group of haematological disorders including polycythaemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythaemia (ET), primary myelofibrosis (PMF), and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). These disorders show large overlap in genetic and clinical presentations, and can have many different imaging manifestations. Unusual thromboses, embolic events throughout the systemic or pulmonary vasculature, or osseous findings can often be clues to the underlying disease. There is limited literature about the imaging features of these disorders, and this may result in under-diagnosis...
June 11, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611268/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the leading causes of cirrhosis. As a result of chronic inflammatory response to the virus, HCV-infected patients may be at a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the data on this association is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted with the aims to summarize all available evidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to April 2016...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611162/a-large-chronic-pericardial-effusion-in-an-ultramarathon-runner-with-anti-ccp-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Thomas J McClelland, Rose Penfold, Stefan Kluzek, Navraj S Nagra
Pericardial effusions arise as an extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Pericardial effusions are often asymptomatic, particularly in the early phase, but patients are at risk of cardiac tamponade as the effusion progresses. We discuss the case of a 40-year-old male ultramarathon runner with RA who presented with mild pleuritic chest pain and exertional dyspnoea after a recent long-haul flight. Despite a relative tachycardia, his observations were otherwise unremarkable. His blood tests revealed a C-reactive protein (CRP) of 86 mg/L and an anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) titre of 360 units/mL...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603413/identifying-the-heterogeneity-of-copd-by-v-p-spect-a-new-tool-for-improving-the-diagnosis-of-parenchymal-defects-and-grading-the-severity-of-small-airways-disease
#18
M Bajc, Y Chen, J Wang, X Y Li, W M Shen, C Z Wang, H Huang, A Lindqvist, X Y He
INTRODUCTION: Airway obstruction and possible concomitant pulmonary diseases in COPD cannot be identified conventionally with any single diagnostic tool. We aimed to diagnose and grade COPD severity and identify pulmonary comorbidities associated with COPD with ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/P SPECT) using Technegas as the functional ventilation imaging agent. METHODS: 94 COPD patients (aged 43-86 years, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stages I-IV) were examined with V/P SPECT and spirometry...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596513/bidirectional-pull-back-technique-for-retrieval-of-strut-embedded-cylinder-shaped-filters-in-inferior-vena-cava
#19
Xiaolong Du, Chenglong Li, Aimin Qian, Yeqing Zhang, Wendong Li, Huiying Yu, Xiaoqiang Li, Lingshang Kong
BACKGROUND IVC filters have been widely accepted as an effective method to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). However, the placement of IVC filters is associated with significant complications and filter retrieval can be challenging when the filter struts are embedded into the caval wall. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over 26 months, we reviewed the safety and efficacy of the bidirectional pull-back technique for removing strut-embedded IVC filters in 15 consecutive patients...
June 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595772/prevention-of-early-complications-and-late-consequences-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-focus-on-reperfusion-techniques
#20
Stavros V Konstantinides, Stefano Barco
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of acute cardiovascular mortality and long-term morbidity. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is the key determinant of prognosis in the acute phase of PE, and residual RV dysfunction is associated with the development of post-PE functional impairment, chronic thromboembolic disease, and higher costs of treatment over the long term. Patients with clinically overt RV failure, i.e. hemodynamic collapse at presentation (high-risk PE), necessitate immediate thrombolytic treatment to relieve the obstruction in the pulmonary circulation; surgical or catheter-directed removal of the thrombus can be an alternative option...
June 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
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